Everyone seems to be offended at or over something today!! I would like to, humbly, just make an observation. Since many, not all, seem to claim to be Christians, I would like to discuss the Bible definition of the word "offended" and simply point out that you can live life without being offended.
"Great peace have they which love thy law: and NOTHING SHALL OFFEND them." (Psalms 119:165 KJV)
I know this is going to shock some people but not everyone is like you and there is a good chance that not everyone even likes you!! I'm confident that not everyone likes me. I had to except the fact that not everyone is ever going to like me. You can live your life trying to keep everyone happy but you will be the one that is miserable because if you have to work at keeping people happy, it's not working!! "Great Peace" is available to those that "love thy law" and this peace is the God kind of peace, so it's much more than a warm fuzzy feeling. It is wholeness, nothing missing, everything in its place and it only comes from the criteria in Psalm 119:165! The word "offend" means to be stumbled by someone else's actions or words. In also means to be stopped where you are, so instead of going forward in your walk with God, you stop! You live in the past because you are allowing a past experience to cause you to be bitter and unforgiving. You are allowing other people to completely control you and they probably don't even care, in some cases don't even know they have offended you. Why would you want to give control of your life over to others when you can live free if you get in the Word and let the Word get in you. The word "love" is our word for intimate relationship, so it's not just a casual reading of the Word but a passion to know it and its author!! Your not going to change the past but with the "Peace of God" you can move forward into the future or you can choose to stay where you are at this moment. Are you comfortable, because you are going to be there for a while...
If you continue to feed your offense it will just get bigger in your life until you are defined by it instead of who you really are!!
Scott L. Boatner